BYU Football: Ranking Opposing Coaches for 2014

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Apr 12, 2014; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers head coach Mike London looks on during the Cavaliers Spring Game at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

7.  Mike London, Virginia

Some around college football are surprised that Mike London still has his head coaching job at Virginia, following multiple disappointing seasons in Charlottesville.  London was the ACC Coach of the Year in 2011, a season in which the finished the season 8-5 and tied for second in the Coastal Division of the ACC.  Aside from that season, London’s time at Virginia has been disappointing.  London’s recruiting skills have likely bought him one final chance at saving his job.  London has consistently signed top 50 recruiting classes, including the 2014 class which came in at #41.

London was also head coach for the Richmond Spiders, leading them to be one of few FCS teams to receive a vote in the AP poll in 2009 after stringing together 17 straight wins over two seasons.  He’s also held coaching positions at Boston College, William & Mary, and with the Houston Texans of the NFL.

Signature Win: #22 Miami, 2010

Miami had hopes to win the ACC Coastal Division championship and went to Charlottesville ranked #22 in the country.  Virginia got out to an early lead and withstood a strong comeback from the U, winning the game 24-19.  This game was big in helping London bring in a strong recruiting class in 2011.